Jan 9, 2010, 2:24 AM
Thanks for the updates and photos.
Jan 13, 2010, 2:41 AM
Nice pics, Den. Here are some pics from terra firma from today.
Jan 14, 2010, 4:45 AM
Wow, that building looks just about done!
Feb 11, 2010, 11:19 PM
Thanks for the pictures, Swinefeld! This building looks spectacular. So is the exterior entirely complete, and does anyone have any cool shots of this in the snow.
Also, does anyone have current sales figures, and when does move in start?
Feb 22, 2010, 1:03 PM
Pics from Friday-ish:
Its main impact on the skyline is to the south: it is particularly iconic (especially paired with the Medical Building) from Washington Avenue.
Mar 3, 2010, 5:57 AM
Developer’s CFO charged with $6.3M embezzlement
By Andrew Maykuth
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The chief financial officer of the Scannapieco Development Corp. has been charged with embezzling $6.3 million from the New Hope hotel and condominium developer, U.S. Attorney Michael L. Levy announced today.
Michael G. Spada, 50, of Woodland Avenue in East Norriton, was charged with wire fraud, bank fraud, filing a false tax return and making a false statement to the federal government. Spada faces a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison and $1.75 million fine.
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May 5, 2010, 6:02 PM
17th street sidewalk b/w Locust and Spruce is back open...and looking good!
and from the inside...
May 7, 2010, 9:13 PM
Two shots from just before the sidewalk was opened:
May 8, 2010, 1:32 AM
May 8, 2010, 2:12 AM
It may not be awe-inspiring, but it does fit the neighborhood. So what was all the fuss about?
May 11, 2010, 7:41 AM
May 10, 2010, 7:53am EDT
A parking system the Jetsons would love at 1706 Rittenhouse
by Natalie Kostelni Staff Writer
Philadelphia Business Journal
The high-tech parking system is the latest model by Wohr, a German company, and only the fourth to be installed in the world. The parking system borrows from a warehousing storing process where items are housed in cavernous warehouses on shelves connected to conveyers. In this case, pallets that carry the vehicles are moved on tracks that lift and lower the car as well as spin it around and park it.
The subterranean parking garage sits nearly five stories below grade and is four to five feet below the watertable. The condo tower sits above it. It has backup generators and redundancies to ensure a vehicle can always be retrieved. The building’s trash container is also stored in the underground space — keeping it out-of-sight for tenants, some of whom plunked down $12 million for a unit.
By hiding the garage and not making it a bulky above ground structure, it helped keep the building’s interior and exterior design tidy and flowing without interruption, especially from a pedestrian’s perspective. The garage has room for 64 vehicles and, though there’s a waiting list, a space can be bought for $140,000.
A vehicle is equipped with a transponder. The transponder sends a signal to open up the doors so motorists can pull their vehicle into a two-story covered courtyard. The vehicle is then driven on top of what is essentially a large elevator where a pallet is waiting for them. A digital sign tells the driver the vehicle has properly been placed on the pallet and advises the driver to exit. A sensor then looks for any signs of life — dog, baby — that may have accidentally been left in the car. The driver then swipes a programmed card much in the same way a hotel room card key is used, and that signals the system whose car it is parking. When the driver wants the car returned all it takes is one swipe of the programmed card, which can be done in the elevator on their way down from the condo. The system locates the correct vehicle. The car then rises from underground, is spun around into an exit position and is ready to be driven off within a minute of the initial card swipe.
Jun 22, 2010, 3:28 AM
Does anyone have any finished shots for our viewing pleasure?? :-)
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